This TEEB scoping study, as a part of the FLEG II program, makes a preliminary analysis of the ecosystem services provided by forested areas in Azerbaijan.
Voluntary forest certification is one of the important components of the FLEG II Program. Certification is an internationally renowned market-based tool used for achieving sustainable forest management.
Youth foresters’ unions are becoming more and more active in Balakan, an Azerbaijani district with beautiful nature and ample forest resources.
A new educational manual, “Forest Safeguard Practices”, will be delivered to the forest fire safety units and volunteers groups on the ground.
Development of forest adaption plans to climate change at local and regional levels as well as support to local communities for forest disaster management is one of the FLEG II Program’s leading activities in Azerbaijan. IUCN launched this assessment activity as part of its FLEG II program work in March of 2014 and is on schedule to analyse the data in late summer.
On the 4th of August 2014, in the frames of the FLEG II (ENPI East) Programme a stakeholders meeting was organized by WWF-Azerbaijan in Baku. The aim of the meeting was to present to the participants a draft of the study analysis carried out by the consultants, in order to obtain their feedback through open discussion and to incorporate their relevant comments and suggestions into the final report.
The third Republican Young Foresters’ Contest, under the motto “Let’s protect the forests!” brought together forest specialists and young foresters in Baku on June 5 2014. This time the event was timed to coincide with World Environment Day. Participants, including schoolchildren from the fifth to ninth grades, took part in 3 competitions featuring topics of school-based young forestry, forest flora and forest fauna.
Recently, the EU-funded FLEG II Program, in collaboration with the Republican Center of Ecological Education and Practice of Azerbaijan, organized a series of meeting with young foresters in the Ismailli and Shamakha districts of Azerbaijan.
In order to foster youth participation in forest rehabilitation and forest protection activities, a number of meetings with schoolchildren are to be carried out in Azerbaijani forest regions. One of them will be held in the Ismailli region, on April 22 2014. The main organizer of the event is the Republican Center for Ecological Education and Practice under the Ministry of Education (MoE) with the support of the EU funded FLEG II Program in Azerbaijan.
Baku, March 18, 2014 - The 1st Azerbaijan Environmental Forum took place in Baku. The event was organized by IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) Public Union, led by Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva. The main aim of the Forum was to foster open discussions on the status of the environment in Azerbaijan.